Compiled by the Deschutes County Historic Society from the archived copies of The Bulletin on the Deschutes Historic Museum
100 years in the past
For the week ending
Dec. 5, 1920
Contract to purchase mission is accepted
Within the presence of greater than 50 settlers from all components of the mission, Alvin T. Riggs, J.G. McGuffie and C.H. Hardy, administrators of the C.O.I irrigation district, assembly in Redmond yesterday afternoon, affixed their signatures to a contract for the acquisition of the holdings of the Central Oregon Irrigation Co. for a consideration of $100,000. That is to be paid on or earlier than June 1, 1921. The report on the end result of the negotiations was delivered to Bend final night time by H.H. De Armond, Jon R. Latourette and Harrison Allen, authorized representatives of the settlers. Because the contract was drawn up the day earlier than within the presence of attorneys and officers of the corporate, and orally endorsed by them, the signing by the irrigation firm’s administrators is considered a mere formality.
In all probability a very powerful a part of the contract is the settlement of the corporate to offer the settlers prior proper to divert from the Deschutes 523 second ft of water, measured on the consumption of the Central Oregon canal, and 396 second ft, measured on the consumption of the Pilot Butte canal at its junction with the north canal in the course of the interval of most use from Might 23 to August 20 in every year.
Bend to have large Christmas tree program
Preparations for a group Christmas tree, with a diverse Christmas program, to be given on the gymnasium on the night of Friday, December 24, are being made by a committee headed by E.H. Brandenburg. Y.M.C.A bodily director. The Shevlin-Hixon band, the Ladies’s Civic Enchancment league and the kids of the Methodist, Catholic, Episcopal, Christian and Presbyterian church buildings will mix in furnishing this system. Santa Claus will go to the gymnasium whereas this system is being given and, with assistance from the Ladies’s league, will probably be ready to deal with a thousand Bend kiddies. An enormous Christmas tree will probably be arrange within the gymnasium and embellished by the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Co., and The Shevlin-Hixon Firm, electrical illumination getting used to stop any hazard from hearth.
The chief audio system of the night will probably be Rev. Father Luke Sheehan of St. Francis Catholic church and Rev. J. Edgar Purdy of the Methodist church. Father Sheehan’s deal with will probably be on “The Which means of the Delivery of Christ, Then.” Whereas Rev. Purdy will converse on the topic, “What it Means Now.”
Warns truck to make use of lights
Motor vehicles are, virtually with out exception, disregarding the regulation which offers that lights shall be carried in the identical method as for pleasure vehicles, Jay Saltzman, inspector for the motorized vehicle division, state division of Oregon, declared in the present day on his arrival in Bend on considered one of his official visits. Two white lights in entrance are required and, as well as, the tail mild should present purple to the rear, whereas throwing a white beam throughout the license plate. One yr in jail, or a $400 wonderful, or each, stands out as the penalty met by regulation violators, Inspector Saltzman defined.
75 years in the past
For the week ending
Dec. 5, 1945
Skyliners of Bend plan reorganization of membership
Inactive since Pearl Harbor, the Bend Skyliners, one of many best-known alpine teams within the Pacific Northwest in pre-war days, is to be reorganized and can play a outstanding function in winter sports activities applications this coming winter.
Such was the announcement made by leaders of the out of doors group made right here in the present day as among the issues dealing with the post-war Skyliners had been outlined. considered one of these issues, leaders stated, would be the coaching of a brand new group of junior skiers, to take the place of the juniors who made Oregon ski historical past within the days previous to Pearl Harbor. At current, the membership is with none junior skiers, the younger women and men of 1940 having graduated into senior roles.
The reorganized membership, nevertheless, could have loads of senior expertise, this to incorporate juniors of former years. One among these is Cliff Blann, ski champion of peace days who’s again in civilian life following service as an officer with the armed forces. Blann is reported keen to do his bit in coaching the juniors of 1945-46.
Race to Bend gained by stork; physician is met
A swift-flying stork was winner in a two-county race yesterday, and in consequence Mr. and Mrs. W.Y. Hale, of Mitchell, are the mother and father of a 7 1/2 pound daughter “born someplace in Deschutes county.”
The race with the stork began in Prineville, Criminal county, and ended sooner or later simply north of Bend, with Mrs. Hale within the rear seat of the automobile and Mrs. Grace Cross on the wheel. The automobile handed by way of Redmond on its emergency run with the accelerator “flooring boarded” and didn’t cease till the Bend hospital was reached.
The automobile skidded to a cease on the St. Charles hospital grounds and narrowly missed a head-on collision with an outgoing automobile.
Within the second machine was Dr. J.C. Vandevert, Mrs. Hale’s household doctor. He had no advance discover that Mrs. Cross was making the 38-mile run from Prineville to Bend along with his affected person. Mom and child had been reported doing properly in the present day.
Redmond to get airline service
Working from a Redmond airport, Oregon Airways, a newly shaped firm composed of World Conflict 2 fliers, will shortly service Central Oregon, it was introduced right here in the present day by E.L. Woodward, enterprise consultant. The road plans to function between Redmond, Eugene and The Dalles.
Warren A Ward, supervisor of Oregon Airways, introduced in Portland in the present day that the corporate would lengthen its service to incorporate Medford, Klamath Falls, Ontario, Roseburg and different factors as quickly as planes might be readied
The service will begin on Dec. 3, in accordance with Woodward, who added that freight in addition to passengers will probably be dealt with. Quickly, in accordance with Woodward, the airways will function from the CAP discipline close to Redmond, and would shift its operations to the previous Redmond military air discipline as quickly as it’s returned by the navy to Redmond.
Oregon feels mild quake — Guerilla warfare continues in south Eire— Austria could also be admitted into League of Nations — Plan to cease immigration into US — Trojans to face mighty Alabama in Rose Bowl.
50 years in the past
For the week ending
Dec. 5, 1970
New hospital website into consideration
Web site for the brand new St. Charles Memorial Hospital, to be constructed in a two-year interval starting in 1973, will probably be chosen formally early in January, the hospital board was advised at a gathering yesterday.
A 68-acre plot east of Bend, on which the board has taken an possibility, appears to be the front-runner, it was indicated. If this website is chosen, the choice have to be exercised by Jan. 15. The property is bounded by Neff and Denser roads.
A particular examine group appointed by the Central Oregon Hospitals Basis will make its suggestions across the first of the yr.
A map exhibiting some 11 websites which had been studied by the Portland architectural agency of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill was on show. The architects have narrowed the sphere to about three places, together with the current website.
Chance of retaining the current location appears distant, nevertheless, board chairman Lowell Jensen stated. Price of acquiring enough adjoining property to increase the positioning to 19 acres is estimated to about $1 million. Seventy-four parcels of land, involving 77 house owners, would should be acquired.
Nonetheless being thought-about is the positioning on the north facet of Awbrey Butte supplied by Brooks Assets as a present, though issues of visitors move and topography have virtually dominated out this website, it was reported by Louis Hollis of the examine committee.
Dr. Thomas J. Muller, radiologist on the hospital workers, described the capabilities of the hospital’s new $100,000 digital x-ray gear, which is being added within the x-ray division.
The board was taken on a tour of the hospital to view reworking which is below technique to enhance the current 92-bed capability to 113 to serve the group’s wants till the brand new facility is constructed.
Historic Bend inn’s story to be advised at convention
Mrs. Jean Knudsen Anderson, Portland architect now working in Bend, will give a presentation on the Pilot Butte Inn at a historic preservation convention this weekend in Eugene. The convention is sponsored by the Division of Structure on the College of Oregon. All classes will probably be held at Gerlinger Corridor.
Lorin Morgan of the Deschutes County and Metropolis of Bend planning departments is amongst native residents planning to attend.
Theme of the Friday night and Saturday morning classes is “The Which means of Preservation within the Man-Made Atmosphere: Interpretations and Alternatives.” individuals are invited. The registration payment is $4.
Mrs. Anderson, a former resident of the Tumalo space, first took an interest within the Pilot Butte Inn when she was a scholar on the college. She made an in depth examine of the inn’s potential and designed a plan for doable renovation of the constructing and growth of the grounds.
She is going to participate in a panel dialogue of accomplishments initiated by people Saturday at 9 a.m. Different audio system will probably be Mrs. Albert Powers, Oregon Metropolis, and Robertson Collins, Jacksonville. Philip Dole, professor of structure on the college, will probably be moderator.
25 years in the past
For the week ending
Dec. 5, 1995
Dwelling gross sales would mark finish of an period
The brand new vinyl look in Gilchrist would possibly foreshadow larger modifications to come back. Ernst Brothers Corp., proprietor of the corporate city and its undivided website, is working with an engineer to create heaps for every dwelling so the houses might be offered to present renters, stated Gil Ernst.
“There are some hurdles we’ve got to leap over, “ Ernst stated. “After that, there’s a great chance we’d provide them to tenants.”
The transfer would mark the top of Oregon’s final company-owned city, inbuilt 1938 by Gilchrist Timber Co. Ernst Brothers Corp. took possession of the city after the Gilchrist household offered its 103,000-acre tree farm and sawmill in 1991 to Portland-based Crown Pacific. Not like the Gilchrists, Crown Pacific didn’t wish to be a landlord.
Plans for promoting the houses are tentative. It might take as a lot as two years simply to clear the land-use roadblocks they usually could not all be surmountable.
The city at the moment occupies a single tax lot. It must be platted into single household heaps earlier than houses might be offered.
Compounding the problem is the placement of indifferent garages. Many share a standard wall with a neighbor’s storage, so figuring out property strains might be troublesome. It’s too early to inform simply what the houses would possibly promote for. Though the city was first inbuilt 1938, houses had been nonetheless being constructed into the late Fifties.
The scale and high quality of the houses are blended. Nevertheless, some would possibly promote for as a lot as $100,000 within the Bend market.
Changing wooden siding and home windows with vinyl most likely will make the homes extra marketable. Normal Contractor James Cole of Medford stated all the improve, slated to be accomplished subsequent August, approaches the “excessive six figures.” However he stated higher insulation from vinyl siding and home windows ought to save residents 30 % to 35 % on heating payments.
Cole additionally thinks the city will look nicer when it loses its uniform chocolate-brown coloration. The brand new vinyl siding is available in eight shades, all of them far lighter than the present brown. “I really imagine when this job is completed it is going to be one of many prettiest cities in Oregon,” Cole stated.